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New Border Fence Planned For Arizona New Border Fence Planned For Arizona
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A legislative committee for the state of Arizona wants to go ahead with plans to build a 200-mile fence along its border with Mexico. According to a report from the Phoenix newspaper the Arizona Republic, the Joint Border-Security Advisory Committee …

Flight Of The Conchords Team Up With Kids For Song Flight Of The Conchords Team Up With Kids For Song

Flight Of The Conchords, otherwise known as New Zealanders Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, have teamed up with some real kids in their neck of the woods to write a song for charity, and–much like everything the duo does–it’s adorable. …

IBM To Get Social Solutions With Kenexa Acquisition IBM To Get Social Solutions With Kenexa Acquisition

IBM announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kenexa, a social recruiting and HR solutions company. The price is $46 per share, or about $1.3 billion. IBM says the acquisition will help it bolster its social …

The Curiosity Rover Descent Video Gets a 25 FPS Makeover The Curiosity Rover Descent Video Gets a 25 FPS Makeover

Last week, NASA finally released the full-res video of the Curiosity rover descent – and it was incredible. Watching the nearly one-ton machine parachute down to the Martian surface is awe-inspiring at 4 frames per second, albeit a bit choppy. …

Best Buy, Schulze Agree to Move Forward With Due Diligence Best Buy, Schulze Agree to Move Forward With Due Diligence
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Best Buy announced today that it has reached an agreement with founder Richard Schulze, which will enable Schulze to conduct due diligence, as he tries to acquire the company. Specifically, he’s been granted acces to certain info and permission to …

GOP Convention Begins With a “Debt Clock” GOP Convention Begins With a “Debt Clock”
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An abbreviated 2012 Republican National Convention will begin today with the activation of a “debt clock.” Repbulican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will call the convention to order at 2 p.m. this afternoon. He will then promptly activate the “debt …

Kardashian Baby Weight: Kourtney Won’t Make Same Mistake Twice Kardashian Baby Weight: Kourtney Won’t Make Same Mistake Twice
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Kourtney Kardashian just had her daughter, Penelope, six weeks ago but is already showing off a much slimmer figure. However, she says she’s not going to make the same mistake she made after having son Mason, in which she pushed …

Star Wars Episode II & III 3D Release Dates Announced Star Wars Episode II & III 3D Release Dates Announced

Lucasfilm and Twentieth Century Fox just announced the official release dates for the 3D editions of Star Wars Episodes II and III. Episode II will come out on September 20, 2013 and Episode III will come out the next month …

iPad Mini Release Date: Apple Will Be Holding Separate Event In October iPad Mini Release Date: Apple Will Be Holding Separate Event In October
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September 12 – the date is ingrained into every Apple fans mind. The company is expected to unveil the iPhone 5 at an event that may also play host to other announcements. One of those other announcements was rumored to …

Snooki: Baby Meatball Is Healthy And Doing Well Snooki: Baby Meatball Is Healthy And Doing Well
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Snooki Polizzi, one of the stars of the now-infamous MTV show “Jersey Shore”, had her baby boy early on Sunday morning and tweeted about him soon after. Snooki, who is affectionately referred to as a “little meatball” by her fellow …

AOL Shares Its Plans To Return $1.1 Billion To Shareholders AOL Shares Its Plans To Return $1.1 Billion To Shareholders

AOL announced its final steps in returning $1.1 billion to shareholders, entering into a $600 million fixed-dollar collared Accelerated Stock Repurchase Agreement with Barclays, and announcing its authorization of a $5.15 per share special cash dividend. The company will repurchase …

Facebook Expands on CNN Politics Partnership with New “Election Insights” Facebook Expands on CNN Politics Partnership with New “Election Insights”

Back in July, Facebook and CNN announced a partnership that they said would make Election 2012 a more social experience. And little by little, the team has been unveiling small parts of that social coverage. Today, they’ve announced another small …

Rihanna/Pattinson Texts: Does She Want A Little Vampire Lovin’? Rihanna/Pattinson Texts: Does She Want A Little Vampire Lovin’?
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Rihanna has has a bumpy few weeks, which have been full of rumors and a revealing interview with Oprah which saw her break down and cry at the mention of her abusive ex, Chris Brown. Now, more rumors are flying …

Apple vs. Samsung Verdict: Google’s Response Apple vs. Samsung Verdict: Google’s Response
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This weekend’s $1.049 billion reward to Apple in the Apple vs. Samsung patent lawsuit was a definitive statement from the jury both that Apple’s patents are fully valid, and that Samsung is guilty of violating them. Samsung and Apple have …

Facebook Acquires Threadsy, Creator of Facebook-Centric Influence Tracker Swaylo Facebook Acquires Threadsy, Creator of Facebook-Centric Influence Tracker Swaylo

Facebook has just made another partial acquisition – this time in the form of Threadsy, a startup best known for their Klout-like service Swaylo. Swaylo is a Facebook-centric tool that analyzes Facebook users’ reach and influence across the network. Users …

Samsung Unveils The Massive Galaxy Player 5.8 Samsung Unveils The Massive Galaxy Player 5.8
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Some folks seem to think that smartphones are signaling the end of the personal media player. Apple proves them wrong every year with a new iteration of the iPod Touch and iPod Nano. Samsung has their own line of media …

Ask.com Acquires About.com For $300 Million Ask.com Acquires About.com For $300 Million
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IAC announced that its Ask.com property has agreed to acquire The About Group from The New York Times for $300 million. The About Group, of course, is the company behind About.com. The deal was signed on Sunday. “The About.com acquisition …

Jessica Alba: Haircut Gets Her Ready To Reprise Role Jessica Alba: Haircut Gets Her Ready To Reprise Role
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Jessica Alba isn’t content to wear a wig for her upcoming film shoot; as the iconic character Nancy in “Sin City”, she dazzled with long blonde hair and blunt bangs which framed her dark eyes. Now, as the sequel is …

Carly Rae Jepsen: BF Is A Fellow Musician Carly Rae Jepsen: BF Is A Fellow Musician

Carly Rae Jepsen took the world by storm with her breakout mega-hit “Call Me, Maybe”, which has spawned so many mashups, covers, and parodies that it’s hard to tell which is the original song anymore; she’s everywhere you look online, …

Now It’s Even Harder To Get First-Page Google Rankings Now It’s Even Harder To Get First-Page Google Rankings
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It seems like the chances for sites to get their content into organic Google search results is continuing to decrease. In a recent article, we looked at some of the recent changes Google has made to its algorithm, including things …

Neil Armstrong Dies at 82, First Man On The Moon Neil Armstrong Dies at 82, First Man On The Moon
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There are a lot of people that can remember where they were when man first landed on the moon, and especially when they first heard the words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” These were …

Tropical Storm Isaac Grows Stronger as it Nears Haiti Tropical Storm Isaac Grows Stronger as it Nears Haiti
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Tropical Storm Isaac isn’t yet a hurricane, but it is growing in strength as it nears Haiti. The U.S. National Hurricane Center currently forecasts that the storm will hit the U.S. somewhere on the Gulf Coast. Isaac could land anywhere …

Star Wars Detours Might Lead Us To The Dark Side Of Television Star Wars Detours Might Lead Us To The Dark Side Of Television
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I think we can all agree that the Robot Chicken Star Wars specials are pretty fantastic. The jokes are spot on, the characterization is flawless and the voice work is superb. The team that made those specials are back with …

Jerry Nelson Dies at 78, Muppet Puppeteer Jerry Nelson Dies at 78, Muppet Puppeteer
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Today, we learn the loss of one of the most prominent people from our childhood. Jerry Nelson, the voice and puppeteer behind many of Jim Henson’s The Muppets characters, has died. Jimmy Nelson started working for Jim Henson’s Muppet project …